Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at the time we confirm you will be awarded funding. If you are unsure please take legal advice. For further information see our general guidance.
Total eligible costs per project are expected to be between £200,000 and £250,000 for the UK partner. Other total eligible costs will be considered.
Your project is expected to last up to 2 years. We expect your project to start by 1 November 2020 but this is dependent on the national funding procedures of the countries involved in your project.
If your project’s total eligible costs fall outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request.
Projects must be collaborative.
UK lead applicant
To lead a project as a UK registered organisation you must:
- be a business, of any size
- collaborate with at least one business of any size from Israel, which must be a separate non-linked legal entity to the UK partners
- follow the full process correctly
You can also collaborate with other UK registered businesses of any size.
UK research organisations, including universities, can participate as subcontractors.
Your project can include subcontractors but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK partners’ combined total eligible costs.
UK project partners
Projects must balance the total eligible project costs between the partners from the participating countries. No more than 75% can be claimed by either:
- a single partner
- or by all partners from a single participating country collectively
Each partner must carry out the majority of its funded work within the country from which it receives funding. That is the UK for Innovate UK and Israel for the Israel Innovation Authority.
UK partners not claiming funding
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a project.
Organisations from other EUREKA member states can participate provided:
- your project meets the minimum participation levels for UK and Israel organisations
- the partners have secured their own funding
Any one UK business can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications.
If a UK business is not leading an application, it can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
A UK research organisation can be a subcontractor in any number of applications.
The terminology differs between EUREKA and Innovate UK. The lead applicant is responsible for the application and the entire project but EUREKA uses the term ‘main participant’. For partners in the collaboration it uses ‘other participants’.